Testing of doors for mental health facility

BRE and Design in Mental Health Network launch world-first testing scheme

As the UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week, BRE and the Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN) have launched a world-first testing scheme for construction products used in mental health care facilities has launched today, offering vulnerable patients more protection from self-harm and better environments more conducive to recovery. The scheme offers comprehensive testing guidance … Continue reading “BRE and Design in Mental Health Network launch world-first testing scheme”

Route map for low carbon concrete

Approximately 5% of the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by humans currently arise from cement production. As a consequence, there is commercial interest in developing low-carbon cements and related binders suitable for use ‘at scale’ in concrete production. One variety of these is known as ‘alkali-activated binders’ or ‘AA binders’. Alkali-activated binders and concretes … Continue reading “Route map for low carbon concrete”

A knowledge standard for the construction industry

We’re working with Designing Buildings Wiki and others to develop a standard for the production of knowledge in the sector. Construction is a knowledge-based industry, but we often struggle to effectively disseminate and share our knowledge. This standard will make it easier for those in the industry to prepare, publish, find, understand and use relevant … Continue reading “A knowledge standard for the construction industry”